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  2. Forums Diet & holistic health

    I've only ever done 16 hours. It sounds a long time and I was certain I wouldn't be able to do it. But it turned out to be really easy, largely because you're asleep for 8 of them and then do 4 hours either side. Your body adjusts very quickly and after a few days, you'll be in a routine.

    @alternativista I think the fact I'm always hungrier later, is why this works better for me, whereas for you, it's the other way around. Maybe worth people testing both.

  3. Forums Diet & holistic health

    I'm 33 now and after a bout of Accutane, my skin is generally clear. I use intermittent fasting for weight loss and on the occasions I've done it, my skin is flawless. I've read on several studies and experiences that people have experienced clearer skin while fasting.

    I am the worlds worst when it comes to diets, I give up easily, especially fasting. I believe I lasted 4 hours when I tried the apple detox many years ago. So I wanted to share my own experience with IF. I believe almost anybody could do this.

    What is intermittent fasting?

    Intermittent fasting (IF) is a pattern of eating that alternates between periods of fasting (usually meaning consumption of water and sometimes low-calorie drinks such as black coffee) and non-fasting (eating regular food). -Wikipedia

    Studies have shown that after 6 hours of fasting, the body enters a cleansing stage, where the cells recycle and repair. It's also been shown to have amazing anti-inflammatory effects on the body. But the exact science between acne and IF I do not know.

    What's the best way to perform IF (in my experience and humble opinion)

    1. An 8 hour eating window with a 16 hour fast (which seems a lot but it's not). 8 hours are spent asleep, 4 hours after you wake up and 4 hours before you sleep.
    2. Skip breakfast. It's not the most important meal of the day, contrary to what breakfast cereal manufacturers would have you believe. If I have breakfast, I'll be hungry again a few hours later, if I skip it, I can easily hold out until 2pm.
    3. Start eating at 2pm and stop at 10pm. This suits me because I am usually more hungry in the evening. But others maybe better suited to starting to eat at noon.
    4. Eat at regular intervals. IMO this makes it easier, your body quickly falls in to the routine. I have 400 calories at 2pm, 400 at 6pm and 400 calories at 10pm. If you don't want to lose weight, ramp up the calories to 600-800 per meal.
    5. Eat lower carb than you usually would (not zero carb). This really helps keep your blood sugar levels more stable and prevents cravings.

    Personally, I don't choose super healthy foods but if you enjoy them, it wouldn't hurt. For those of you who don't enjoy only eating fruits and vegetables (like me), then just eat your usual foods, I don't believe it will effect your results. But be mindful of calorie consumption.

    It's worth noting that many people believe it's not important to count calories during IF, but I personally wouldn't recommend eating anymore than 2,000 calories per day when trying this.

    So if any of you are looking for a natural approach to clear skin and not currently following a routine, it maybe worth giving this a go.

    Any of you already tried this? How long for? What were your results?


    1. Lean gains one of the original IF dudes!
    2. Dr Jones.tv talks about the anti-inflammatory effects of IF, as well as the cellular repair.
    3. Wikipedia on IF
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  5. Forums General acne discussion

    I've just read the article on another website: http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/02/28/acne_study_points_the_way_to_more_effective_cure.html# and come to post it, but see you've already done it.

    It's certainly a surprising concept that p.acnes could hold the cure.

    I guess it's similar in some respects to the gut, where we have good and bad bacteria and the good is to keep us healthy.

    I'll definitely be watching this closely.

  6. Forums Prescription acne medications

    If the acne is scarring, then I'd be much more inclined to try Accutane. It's almost guaranteed to work, but it does put a lot of strain on your body.

    Accutane for me, was a breeze. The side effects were not even 1% of the effects acne had on me, it ruled my life.

    One thing worth trying while you wait, is The Regimen, I had great success with it before taking Accutane.

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  8. Forums Personal logs

    I've seen these tests done so many times, tried them myself and they never make any difference. When you have acne, you're going to break out. You eat a mushroom and the next day you break out, it's easy to attribute it to the mushroom, but there is 99.9% chance you were going to break out anyway. It's just the nature of acne.

    Masturbation IMO definitely has no role in acne.

  9. Forums Prescription acne medications

    Hmmmm, I read conflicting reports. But right now I feel as though I'm going to die from exhaustion from the accutane, I really feel as though I need to take vitamins to give myself a boost.

    I dunno, I'll speak to my derm when I see him but then again, it will just be his opinion. This shit has been around long enough to have definitive answers rather than a whole internet full of conflicting crap. sigh.

  10. Forums Prescription acne medications

    Theres stuff on the net to prove and disprove just about anything. I've read one that shows how carrots cause cancer.

    I haven't had a problem at all and I'm sure 99% of people don't.

    I can imagine short term effects are going to be present in a lot of people, because accutane effects your whole body. But long term effects, never read of any on this forum, ever.

    I would relax personally and not worry about it, I'm not.

  11. Forums Store brand Regimen supplies

    You can actually find articles online that claim Carrots cause cancer. You can prove anything if you take crap you read online as scientific proof.

    I'm wondering whether either of your posts are genuine or are you just trying to scar people?

    All the ingredients in Dan's products are approved as safe. Dans products don't cause cancer. Ridiculous.

  12. Forums Prescription acne medications

    One thing, don't tell him you're depressed because of the acne, because of accutanes tendancy to cause depression. I'm not even sure I'd talk about the anxiety as it woulnd't surprise me if they don't try to pin it on the tane. I would talk more about the scarring issues and the creams doing nothing and also that you don't want to spend your whole life using creams.

    I'd tell him that you've tried everything, make some stuff up if you have too, retin-a etc.

    Also tell him that your dad had acne well in to his 30's and as a result suffered scarring and you don't want the same fate.

    As you've tried tane, you know it works, you know the risks and experienced the side effects and you know for certain it's the only thing that will work.

    Good luck with the appointment buddy.

Male, 01/02/1980

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